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    I wrote a ltter to thank a new friend. Is 'opportunity' more natural than 'chance'? Thank you!
    1) Thank you for offering me the chance to participate in the school project.
    2) Thank you for offering me the opportunity to participate in the school project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziawj2 View Post
    I wrote a letter to thank a new friend. Is 'opportunity' more natural than 'chance'? Thank you!
    1) Thank you for offering me the chance to participate in the school project.
    2) Thank you for offering me the opportunity to participate in the school project.
    I think "chance" is more natural and informal. "Opportunity" would be what I would use when thanking an employer for a job interview or something similar.

    Having thought about it a little more, it strikes me that even "Thank you for offering me ..." is quite formal if you're writing to a friend, even if that friend is new.
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    If I change "offering" to "giving", is it informal when writing to a new friend? Thank you!
    Thank you for giving me the chance to participate in the school project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziawj2 View Post
    If I change "offering" to "giving", is it informal when writing to a new friend? Thank you!
    Thank you for giving me the chance to participate in the school project.
    "Giving me" is also fine. However, I stand by what I said previously - that "Thank you for" and "participate" are quite formal. You need to decide whether your note will be informal or formal.

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in the school project. (Formal)
    Thanks for giving me the chance to be part of the school project. (Informal)
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